Friday, 14 July 2017

A little catch up

Hello all and hope your all well, were whizzing through the year again and only  a couple of weeks until the summer holidays from school, i promised myself last year that by August i would make a start on my Christmas lines but that idea seems a bit silly now so we shall see
Patchwork and lace is still ticking over nicely and its still only me but i'm happy with that for now

Just loving these fabrics , always have, they are so pretty and i have never wanted to cut them up but  i decide to make a couple of things with them which i'm rather pleased with

 



















This cushion is so pretty, i just love the colours so this one is taking pride of place in my little chair i bought at the car boot





My new bunting shop is doing well too and i've had lots of orders which have kept me busy,i have enjoyed making  these rag tie garlands with ribbons, lace and fabric




They are so pretty and look so much better in real life ,i find it hard sometimes to take pictures as they don't always show off things at their true best , these garlands are ideal for weddings gently blowing in the breeze
This boho shabby chic  banner is so pretty too the colours are so delicate with pretty lace and faded florals




Also been making a few quilts ready for the cooler months




And a few homey shots












Love making these very pretty flower buntings too and they seem very popular too



well that's all for now folks, thank you so much for popping by and if you fancy popping by my shops please do it makes me very happy x much love Francine xx
www.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace
www.etsy.com/shop/patchworkandlace

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Summer Dresses


Hello all and hope you are all well ,time is as always ticking along nicely and family life is as busy as always.Last year i made a few summer dresses that were very popular so over the last month or so i have been busy making more for the summer







They remind me so much of my childhood and are very easy to make and can fit a range of sizes due to the elasticated top half and tie straps so they are ideal for summer and holidays
They come in a very pretty selection of cotton fabrics and are available from my Folksy shop www.folksy.com/shops/patchworkandlace

My new bunting business is also going well and i am always trying to come up with new ideas to try and compete with the already saturated bunting market, here are a few designs i have been making








I really enjoy making buntings too i find it very relaxing , i try not to do custom orders nowadays i much prefer making something how i like and then selling it, i am someone who likes to feel free to do what i like and hate being told what to do or feeling restricted to a certain way so working for myself suits me down to the ground, all my buntings are available from my new shop www.etsy.com/shop/lovesbunting


I do so love working for myself , i love the freedom i have to create at my own pace and it fits in with my children working from home and they are growing up now and needing me less , my son is now 21 and in his final stages of his electrician apprenteship, my eldest daughter finishes her 2 year course at college next week and is hoping to go to university in October ,she has just booked her driving test for next month and then it will be the expense of a car but  that will free me up from lifts here and there and my youngest daughter has a year left at primary school from september and her secondary school is near us so she will be able to get the bus so in a year or so i will have lots more free time to concentrate on my little businesses and move forward with them



Thank you for popping by to see me here i do appreciate it and your lovely comments , my shop links are below if you fancy popping by and treating yourself i would be most grateful
Much love Francine xxxxxx